Showing posts from March, 2012


Ever the Big brother! Gone so young at 65 and missed by all who knew him.

Creature of habit

One of Spencer's endearing habits is his devotion, and love of my slippers, He likes to collect them when I retire to bed, sometimes just one, or when I take them off to put on my shoes. He then takes one to his bed (he has 3 so I do the rounds) or one to the rug in the lounge ( why there?)
 Once when I took one off to scratch my foot when I put my foot back down it was gone! He only does this with my slippers not my shoes, even at the end of the day when they would certainly have an aroma to appeal.
However since about 3 weeks ago I cannot find the second slipper. I have looked in all the usual places but no luck. So I have been going around with one slipper or bare feet, but last week it was a bit cold so my feet were cold on the floor so I decided to get a new pair. He ignored them except for a sniff for 5 days but now I have to look for them.
At least when he has them both in his bed I get warm feet in the morning! He never chews or damages them.
I came down to Aireys Inlet l…

Technology slump

It  has been a month of Technology failures!! at the time when I am reading Steve Jobs Biography. He was a difficult strange guy, but as I read the book I remember how far it has come from when we typed green letters on a black screen to log on. He really was  a genuis!
Hard to comprehend the advances we now take for granted.

My Lap top decided to crash one night when I was watching a DVD. The film played OK but made a noise as it went around. When I went to eject it  everything froze and when I force quit, it didn't even come back on.
Looked up on my iMac 'how to remove a stuck dvd ( lots of answers so obviously common) The first one suggested I go to Utilities! a bit hard when I couldn't even get a screen but 2nd solution worked but still no screen
So took it to the Mac shop in Moonee Ponds on Thursday and they said it was the hard drive, and while I thought $250 was a lot, it was cheaper than a new lap top and I got an updated OS on it.
I had been using my Xmas gift of…